We’re cheersin’ to five years in the South End! Guinness anyone?

September 10, 2014

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46 Plympton is nestled in the South End, surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. After five years of calling the South End our home, we want to pay tribute to our go-to spots, where we almost never go wrong. Here’s a snapshot of our favorite places to grab a cold one in our neighborhood:

Bob, Media Director

“I’d pick a Guinness from JJ Foley’s. Foley’s is one of the only establishments where bartenders still wear a white shirt and black necktie and treat all customers the same, whether they are policeman, neighbors from the Pine Street Inn, or business people.”

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(photo cred: J.J. Foley’s Cafe)

Antigone, Digital Media Buyer

“I can’t say no to going to Toro and enjoying a) a lot of tapas and b) glasses of Tinto De Verano, a mixture of red wine and lemon soda. Thank you Ali for introducing it to me! Toro as a whole is quaint and small, but it makes you feel just like you’re sitting in the center of town in Spain. You know it’s good when you smell the kitchen on your clothes afterwards!”

Jess, Media Director

“J.J. Foley’s is like a comfortable pair of sweats. You know what you’re getting into and it never disappoints. Boston Chops also has a great bar and excellent food, it always makes you feel fancier than you are when you’re there. The Gallows is an unexpected gem. They have weird, but surprisingly tasty food, the bar tenders are cooler than you are and judge you for not knowing the odd beers on tap and the guy bartenders definitely have skinnier jeans than my smallest pair of yoga pants.”

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The Gallows summer taps, Shiner Block from Texas and Port Wipe Out IPA. (photo cred: The Gallows)

Pam, Associate Media Director

“I haven’t had a drink in over 8 months (preparing for baby Caputo!) but, I’ve always enjoyed J.J. Foley’s as they have a great beer selection and are always accommodating. The atmosphere is a great, relaxed spot for after work.”

Teresa, Broadcast Supervisor

“My favorite place is The Junction, just across the bridge in Southie. I think that the South End is for eating and Southie is for drinking. And let’s be honest, as a company, we are at The Junction far more often than anywhere else!”

Steph Noris, President

“I love champs with strawberries or raspberries from Gaslight. Gaslight always seems to have a buzzing bar scene and I simply love the atmosphere. The lighting, the wood details and old tile covering the walls makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a Parisian brassiere. The staff is always friendly and helpful in making whatever food or drink choice you might be craving.”

Gaslight

(photo cred: Gaslight @GasLightBoston on Instagram)

Aileen, Content Marketing Coordinator

“My favorite is a glass of Pinot Grigio from Stephi’s on Tremont. I love the plush couches, floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto Tremont Street and the candle lite atmosphere at night. During the warm weather, the outdoor patio is perfect for an after-work drink or appetizers. I don’t think there is one item on their menu that I haven’t liked.”

Kevin, Chief Financial Officer

“A Shipyard Pumpkin from any South End establishment works for me. I will admit, I especially love a Chimay from the South End Buttery. Although that makes me sound like a snob, it’s delicious.”

Ben, Senior Media Planner

“My favorite drink is a Ginger Julep from Coppa, because it reminds me of the Kentucky Derby and I love bourbon. I love Coppa because of the amazing food! The chef, Jamie Bissonnette was awarded the Best New Chef award by Food & Wine Magazine in 2011 and has been feature in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and Bon Appétit. His menu includes very unique tapa style dishes. Some of my favorites are the Brushetta di Cuore, Paninio di Riccio di Mare and the Gemelli con Mais!”

Coppabar

(photo cred: Coppa Boston @coppaboston on Instagram)

Cheers!